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    Thread: mkIV GTI or mkV Jetta?

    1. 08-27-2012 02:33 AM #1
      looking for a new car. stuck between getting an mk4 gti or an mk5 jetta, opinions?

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      08-27-2012 03:22 AM #2
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      08-27-2012 09:41 AM #3
      Some of it depends on what you want in the car...
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    4. 08-27-2012 01:58 PM #4
      I know and I have full plans already mapped out for either one now it's just which one to get

    5. 08-28-2012 06:17 PM #5
      MK5 Jettas are bullet proof,way better built than the MK4 GTI

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      08-28-2012 06:24 PM #6
      mk4 gti is smaller, lighter, more agile. i would get a mk4 gti over a mk5 jetta
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      08-29-2012 12:05 AM #7
      Well if you have a menstrual cycle go with the Jetta, if not go with the GTI

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      08-29-2012 02:07 AM #8
      Get the nicer one... The mk5 is obviously newer, so I would go with that. Also go for the faster, cheaper, or better looking/running one.

    9. 09-01-2012 10:51 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by mbp487 View Post
      Well if you have a menstrual cycle go with the Jetta, if not go with the GTI
      I think this made my decision and I think all of you(those who go to waterfest) will be happy to see what my plans are for my mk4

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      09-02-2012 01:44 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VWgermantuner View Post
      looking for a new car. stuck between getting an mk4 gti or an mk5 jetta, opinions?
      Quote Originally Posted by Rockerchick View Post
      Some of it depends on what you want in the car...
      Quote Originally Posted by VWgermantuner View Post
      I know and I have full plans already mapped out for either one now it's just which one to get


      So uh, you realize there's so much you're not telling us and we're not telling you? Are you building for all out performance? Style?

      The IRS of the MK5 handles better than any MK4 (except R32). MK5's are newer, less wear and tear. The later models have the superior 2.0t tsi (early model fsi's had the cam follower problem).

      I'm a MK4 guy, I know them well, but the MK5 all around is a more superior product.

      And I hope you mean H2O, because waterfest is another year away...

      Quote Originally Posted by rhodri45 View Post
      mk4 gti is smaller, lighter, more agile. i would get a mk4 gti over a mk5 jetta
      A MK4 gti is (in inches) 164L x 68W x 56H, naturally a jetta is longer, but the MK5 jetta's dimensions are 168L x 63W x 51H, so weird, it's mostly smaller... The MK5 is definitely more agile, especially when modded because of the full independent suspension F&R as opposed to the MK4 trailing beam.... Yes, of course a jetta is heavier than a GTI, but a MK5 jetta weighs about 2900-3200 while the MK4 jetta weighs about 2900-3200, Same with the (MK4 and 5 GTI's...) but again, I'd rather have the IRS....
      Last edited by 87vr6; 09-02-2012 at 02:01 PM.

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      09-02-2012 05:02 PM #11
      went from a mk4 jetta to b5 s4 to my MKV GTI. Still miss the mood I could have done on my mk4 but loved to beauty of my noggy blue s4. My mkV doesnt break

    12. 09-03-2012 01:17 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 87vr6 View Post
      So uh, you realize there's so much you're not telling us and we're not telling you? Are you building for all out performance? Style?

      The IRS of the MK5 handles better than any MK4 (except R32). MK5's are newer, less wear and tear. The later models have the superior 2.0t tsi (early model fsi's had the cam follower problem).

      I'm a MK4 guy, I know them well, but the MK5 all around is a more superior product.

      And I hope you mean H2O, because waterfest is another year away...
      one reason im feeling more strongly about getting the gti is because style is a big part of what im turning the car into. while performance is what i truly care about, and i know an mk5 jetta will come better when i buy it (because it is newer) i also have heard so many great things about the 1.8t engine. and i know they are easy to work on too. plus i doubt there are any of the later tsi's available in my price range.

      and yes i did mean waterfest because, sadly, i doubt i can get too much done with the money i have before h20

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      09-03-2012 04:34 AM #13
      go buy a MK1-2-3 and tools.
      Aaron- When you have to notch your frame so you can set your car ALL THE WAY on the ground, you need to seriously evaluate your priorities.

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